If you’ve invested in an energy efficient furnace, you know the next few months are when it’s going to start paying for itself. These innovative HVAC systems can help cut back the amount of energy or gas needed to heat your home compared to older and less efficient models. With winter months approaching here in Greensburg, we’ve prepared some essential steps you can take to ensure your furnace will work efficiently and effectively all season.
1. Schedule a routine maintenance visit before winter weather arrives.
You won’t want to start the season by turning on your furnace on the first cold day in Greensburg only to realize it’s not running properly. It’s important to have a HVAC professional inspect your system, as these individuals have been trained and certified to ensure your HVAC system is safe and working well. Keeping your equipment regularly maintained will not only help the equipment operate smoothly, but it will help enhance the energy efficiency of your furnace, as well.
2. Check your heat exchanger.
Cracked or improperly functioning heat exchangers mix combustion gases with your home’s air, which could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Simply inspect your furnace’s combustion chamber for cracks. If you detect strange odors coming from the heater after a while, shut it off and call a professional. Your heat exchanger is an important part of creating an energy efficient furnace. When it’s working properly, the equipment doesn’t have to work as hard or use as much energy to provide your family with the heat you desire.
3. Change your air filter.
If you haven’t changed your filter in a while, now’s the time. Clean filters will help improve your system’s air flow and may lead to better energy efficiency, as well. Pleated, HEPA and electrostatic filters can also help enhance the furnace’s energy efficiency, so consider upgrading if you’re currently using a flat filter. We recommend checking your filter at the end of each month to see whether it needs to be changed.
Follow these steps to create a more energy efficient home this winter. Or, if you’re ready for a repair, Wallpe Heating & Cooling offers a wide range of energy efficient furnaces. We’re happy to help you find the latest and greatest HVAC systems available in Greensburg.